March 27, 2019

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM | Day 1: Planning

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM | Welcome lunch

1:30 PM - 1:40 PM | Opening remarks from the chairman: Everything old is new again

Joshua Rubenstein, Katten Muchin Rosenman, USA 

1:40 PM - 2:20 PM | Opening keynote: How did we get here? And how do we get out?: Highway to Hell

Jeff Greenfield, Television Journalist & Author, USA 

2:20 PM - 3:00 PM | Secrecy is dead, don't take our privacy as well: Kodachrome

In today’s current climate, where transparency is growing, privacy is being eroded in the private client world. The opening panel will take an in-depth look at the new attacks on privacy (CRS, GDPR and trust registers) and the prevention strategies that you can put into place to preserve privacy.   Who or what is to blame?
  • Information exchange 
  • Internet
  • Big data
Dean Berry, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, USA
Martin Litwak, Litwak & Partners, USA
Ashley Fife, Carey Olsen, Bermuda

Pedro Ramirez, Turanzas, Bravo & Ambrosi, Mexico 

3:00 PM - 3:40 PM | Look outside the box and choose the right structure: Tiny boxes

Family planning requires a blend of entities, but which structures work best under which circumstances? Join this session as the speakers pitch their chosen structure and provide an analysis of which entities work best under which circumstances.
  • Trusts
  • Corporations
  • Partnerships
  • Foundations
Alberto Benshimol, D’Empaire Reyna, Venezuela
Nicolas Merlino, Poncet Turrettini, Switerland
Matthew Sperry, Katten Muchin Rosenman, USA
Mark Fleming, SANNE Group, Jersey

3:40 PM - 4:00 PM | Coffee and networking break

4:00 PM - 4:40 PM | Electronic/virtual wills- The wave of the future?: Automatic

Surprisingly, the majority of US citizens do not have any type of will or estate plan and an overwhelming percentage do not hire a lawyer in civil cases. Considering that there are + 320 million people in the US, there is a large need for advancements that make estate planning easier and more convenient. What does that mean for you?
  • Will probate issues rise?
  • What about the impact of undue influence and lack of capacity? Will witnesses being present at a video-conference suffice?
  • How will electronic will services guard against misuse, including forgery? What proof will your clients need to challenge misuse?
  • How do you resolve construction issues?
  • Can it be valid in jurisdictions that don’t have electronic wills?
  • Will e-wills be usable? Will clients actually begin to use them for estate planning? Will your country recognize them?
William T. Hennessey, Gunster, USA
Anthony Partridge, Ogier, Cayman Islands

4:40 PM - 5:40 PM | Interactive boardroom discussions: The times, they are a-changin'

Our expertly facilitated interactive boardroom discussions allow you to choose topics that are of the most importance and relevance to you. Come prepared for in-depth discussions. 

A) USA/Canadian estate planning developments
Kathryn von Matthiessen, Katten Muchin Rosenman, USA  
Margaret O'Sullivan, O'Sullivan Estate Lawyers, Canada 
B) Latin America estate planning developments
Nicolas Malumian, Malumian & Asoc, Argentina 
Alessandro Bavila, Maisto e Associati, Italy 
Aureliano Gonzalez Baz, Bryan, González Vargas & González Baz, Mexico 

C) European estate planning developments
Florentino Carreno, Cuatrecasas, Spain
Daniel Leu, Bär 
& Karrer, Switzerland 

7:30 PM - | Welcome drinks reception

8:00 PM - | Welcome dinner

March 28, 2019

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM | Day 2: Administration

9:00 AM - 9:10 AM | Opening remarks from the chairman: Sailing to Philadelphia

Joshua Rubenstein, Katten Muchin Rosenman, USA

9:10 AM - 10:00 AM | The convergence of national and economic security in a shifting geo-economic landscape: The eye of the storm

Juan C. Zarate, Chairman and Co-founder, Financial Integrity Network

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM | Options for modifying irrevocable structures: Changes

Options available to modify irrevocable structures varies dramatically around the world. Our speakers will compare and contrast the approach taken by Mexico and offshore and will outline the available options and the changes that can be made.
  • Retroactive modifications
  • Prospective modifications
  • Modifications resulting from litigation
Armando Lara Yaffar, Chevez Ruiz Zamarripa, Mexico 
Craig MacIntyre, Conyers Dill & Pearman, Bermuda 
Todd Beutler, BMT International, USA/ Hong Kong 
Victor Manuel Barajas Barrera, Basham, Ringe y Correa, Mexico 

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM | Coffee and networking break

10:50 AM - 11:50 AM | Interactive boardroom discussions: Then came you

Our expertly facilitated interactive boardroom discussions allow you to choose topics that are of the most importance and relevance to you. Come prepared for in-depth discussions. 

A) George Orwell - Where are you now that we need you? Big Brother is doing much more than watching
Joseph A. Field, Pillsbury, USA
B) Impact of incapacity issues on administering structures
Bernard Krooks,
Littman Krooks, USA
Vanessa Schrum, Appleby, Bermuda
Laura Zwicker, Greenberg Glusker, USA
C) Impact of creditor issues on administering structures 
Mark Osborne
, Osborne, Helman, Knebel & Scott, USA 

11:50 AM - 12:20 PM | Get interested in your data before someone else does

“There are only two types of companies: those that have been hacked, and those that will be.”  Robert Mueller (2012), the then Director of the FBI and now special counsel to the inquiry into Russian interference in the US presidential election.
We live in a digital age where the increasing number of high profile data thefts and cyber security breaches are keeping many of us awake at night.  This session will demonstrate the link between the theft of your data and the impact this can have on your privacy, security and reputation:
  • Current trends for cyber security threats and practical steps you can take to protect yourself
  • How to protect your data courtesy of a credible information security plan
  • How to control your online footprint and information about you in the public domain
  • The legal and intelligence measures you can take to contain and protect your private and confidential information

Allan Dunlavy, Schillings, US

12:20 PM - 1:00 PM | Impact of matrimonial issues on administering structures: Take a letter Maria

Rosie Schumm, Forsters, UK 
Marcus Dearle, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Hong Kong
Craig Barley, Butterfield Group, Bahamas

Alex Carruthers, Hughes Fowler Carruthers, UK

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM | Lunch and networking

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Leisure networking activities

7:00 PM - | Gala dinner drinks

8:00 PM - | Gala dinner

March 29, 2019

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM | Day 3: Litigation

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM | Opening remarks from the chairman: I fought the law

Joshua Rubenstein, Katten Muchin Rosenman, USA 

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM | The latest trends in private client litigation: I'll sue ya

Join this high octane session as our speakers analyse and provide a snapshot summary of recent influential cases.
  • Is there a trend for litigation cases at the moment?
  • What are the drivers for this trend
  • How will this affect future case law?
Adam Streisand, Sheppard Mullin, USA 
Danny Dochylo, Borden Ladner Gervais, Canada
Jennifer Fox, Ogier, Cayman Islands

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Closing keynote-  Insights into the emotional side of wealth management: Emotion

  • How does psychology help in understanding family wealth
  • Affluenza and the importance of education and training in preparing the next generation (for succession and taking on roles in the family system)Understanding generational perspectives
  • The importance of integrating non-financial advisors, wealth advisors and the family in preparing, managing and preserving the family wealth
Dr Ronit Lami, Wealth Psychologist, USA 

12:00 PM - | Closing comments followed by lunch